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NJPW G1 Climax 26 night 10 results: Tetsuya Naito takes on Tomoaki Honma


Seems like yesterday I started doing these reports, but in fact we’re at night 10 of the G1, this time held in Kagawa. As usual, here are the results:

David Finlay, Juice Robinson, & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Tiger Mask, Captain New Japan, & Jushin Thunder Liger when Robinson defeated Captain New Japan with the Unprettier.I guess it’s a nice change from him losing to Yujiro 1023 times on this tour.

Tama Tonga, Yujiro Takahashi, & Bad Luck Fale defeated Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, & Manabu Nakanishi when Tonga pinned Nakanishi with the Gun Stun.

Hirooki Goto & Naomichi Marufuji defeated SANADA & BUSHI when Goto pinned BUSHI with the GTR.

Togi Makabe, Hiroshi Tanahashi, & KUSHIDA defeated Gedo, Kazuchika Okada, & Tomohiro Ishii when KUSHIDA beat Gedo with a moonsault.

YOSHI-HASHI defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima

Good action to start. Both guys have done really well in this tournament so far, especially YOSHI-HASHI. Nakajima blasted YH with a crazy looking kick to the chest, and YH responded with a superkick right to Nakajima’s jaw.

YH hit the swanton bomb, but Nakajima came back with three superkicks. YH came back with a lariat, then hit Karma for the win. Really good match.

Michael Elgin defeated Yuji Nagata

They smashed each other early with some forearm shots. They ended up in a corner where Elgin tried to fight off Nagata, but he no sold an overhead suplex to the floor. Elgin countered with a buckle bomb, but Nagata came back and transitioned into the white eyes armbar.

Elgin laid out Nagata with a Death Valley Driver on the apron. Nagata came back and they had a nice brawl until Elgin smashed him with a buckle bomb and a powerbomb for the win. Nice, tough match.

Toru Yano defeated Katsuyori Shibata

Shibata went into business mode the minute he entered the ring, laying out Yano with the dropkick to the corner and virtually knocking him out. Yano freed himself long enough to undo the turnbuckle. Shibata ran into the exposed corner, then Yano got a near fall after a low blow.

Shibata went for the sleeper but Yano grabbed his leg from under him and sat on his chest for the shock win.

Kenny Omega defeated EVIL

They went outside early and teased some steel chair shots but both managed to miss. It became a pretty decent back and forth match. Omega was looking to finish but EVIL exploded with a German suplex and lariat. Omega blocked the STO and, after an exchange, hit the reverse rana.

Omega hit a knee strike then pinned him with the One Winged Angel. Pretty good last few minutes, but felt pretty short. Would have been nice if this got more time.

Tetsuya Naito defeated Tomoaki Honma

After their initial exchange, they brawled into the crowd where Naito dropkicked Honma in the leg for a countout attempt. Didn’t work.

Honma sold his leg well and that played into the match as Naito worked on it with his new submission. Honma made his comeback with a Kokeshi and started to go to the top rope, but Naito met him on the way.

Honma kept fighting his way back, got a Kokeshi and the sit-out piledriver, but missed the Kokeshi off the top rope. Naito eventually came back with the Destino for the win. Pretty good match.

Way better than last night’s show. Most of the main card is worth checking out!